August Patient Newsletter

A Focus on Teaching

SCHC’s goal is to guide and train all types of healthcare providers in order to provide you with the best access to care possible. We have several programs to help train new clinicians. These programs are also helpful to encourage clinicians to choose Shasta County as their home.

Residency
The SCHC Family Medicine Residency works with the University of California at Davis and Mercy Medical Center to provide Family Medicine training for Medical Doctors (MD) and Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DO). Our goal is to train family practice clinicians to practice in a small community with an underserved population.

NP/PA Fellowship
The Fellowship program is for Licensed Nurse Practitioners (NP) and Physician Assistants (PA). It was started for many reasons:

  1. To give better access to quality healthcare.
  2. To provide training for new clinicians to have a smooth and guided shift to their first medical practice.
  3. Our Fellows are getting more training in a lot of areas so they can give you the best care possible.
  4. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff of clinicians serve as teachers for our Fellows.

Dental Residency

The SCHC Dental Residency is an accredited Advanced Education General Dentistry (AEGD) program that works with New York University. Our goal is to guide the next generation of caring, dedicated dental providers.

Do you have a plan if your power goes out?

Public Safety Power Shutoffs have been in the news a lot lately, but what exactly are they and how can you be ready if they affect you and your family?

What is a Public Safety Power Shutoff?
In order to keep communities safe, your local energy company may need to turn off power during extremem weather or wildfire conditions. This is called a Public Safety Power Shutoff.

What can you do to be ready?

  • Have a personal safety plan in place for everyone in your family, even pets
  • Plan for any medical needs like medications that need to be kept cold or devices that need power
  • Keep an emergency supply kit with food, water, flashlights, a radio, fresh batteries, first aid, and cash
  • Have a way to charge your cell phones
  • Learn how to manually open your garage door

What if you rely on electricity for a medical device?
It’s important to have a plan in place for devices such as breathing machines, power wheelchairs, and home oxygen or dialysis machines. One thing that’s very important to do is sign up for the Medical Baseline Program through your energy company. On top of a lower rate on your monthly energy bill, this program can help you to get extra notifications before a Public Safety Power Shutoff.

To learn more about how to be ready if the power goes out visit www.prepareforpowerdown.com.

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